Special Issue "Electrospinning Techniques and Novel Applications of Electrospun Nanofibers"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2012)
Prof. Dr. Ton Peijs
School of Engineering and Materials Science, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, E1 4NS, London, UK
Phone: +44 20 7882 8865
Fax: +44 20 8981 9804
Interests: nanocomposites; polymer composites; structure/processing/properties relationships of polymer composites; polymer fibres; conductive polymer composites; self-reinforced polymers; cellulose; biobased materials
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Article: Tailoring Crystallinity of Electrospun Plla Fibres by Control of Electrospinning Parameters
Polymers 2012, 4(3), 1331-1348; doi:10.3390/polym4031331
Received: 6 June 2012 / Accepted: 20 June 2012 / Published: 28 June 2012| Download PDF Full-text (1293 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Article: Physical Properties of Polypeptide Electrospun Nanofiber Cell Culture Scaffolds on a Wettable Substrate
Polymers 2012, 4(3), 1535-1553; doi:10.3390/polym4031535
Received: 20 April 2012; in revised form: 9 August 2012 / Accepted: 23 August 2012 / Published: 31 August 2012| Download PDF Full-text (1594 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Polymers 2013, 5(1), 19-44; doi:10.3390/polym5010019
Received: 11 October 2012; in revised form: 3 December 2012 / Accepted: 25 December 2012 / Published: 7 January 2013| Download PDF Full-text (3318 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Polymers 2013, 5(1), 45-55; doi:10.3390/polym5010045
Received: 18 November 2012; in revised form: 10 December 2012 / Accepted: 25 December 2012 / Published: 10 January 2013| Download PDF Full-text (1138 KB) | Download XML Full-text
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Type of Paper: Article
Title: Electrospun modified polyurethane and tropoelastin hybrid biomaterials
Authors: Wise, S.G.1,3, Whitten, P.G.2 and Weiss, A.S.3
Affiliations: 1 Heart Research Institute, 7 Eliza Street Newtown, 2042, Sydney, NSW, Australia, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2 Intelligent Polymer Research Institute and ARC Centre of Excellence in Electromaterials Science, University of Wollongong, Innovation Campus, Fairy Meadow, NSW, 2519, Australia, email: email@example.com
3 School of Molecular Bioscience, Molecular Bioscience Building (G08), University of Sydney, NSW, 2006, Australia, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract: Polyurethanes have been extensively used in the manufacture of vascular grafts due to their biological inertness and the wide range of mechanical properties that can be attained. We describe the systematic characterization of modified polyurethane and polyurethane constructs and their combination with human tropoelastin, and define optimum manufacturing conditions to give new generation vascular grafts. The mechanical and physical properties of hybrid constructs are further investigated and demonstrate increased elasticity and biocompatibility compared to polyurethane alone. These results point to the value of human tropoelastin as a vascular graft component and its potential to improve the use of polyurethane in clinical vascular applications.
Type of Paper: Article
Title: Mesenchymal stem cell culture on polypeptide electrospun fiber scaffolds
Author: Donald T. Haynie
Affiliation: Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology Laboratory, Department of Physics, University of South Florida, 4202 East Fowler Avenue, IDS 6219, Tampa, FL 33620, USA, E-Mail: email@example.com
Abstract: Electrospun fiber mats are widely studied as potential coatings for applications in medicine and biotechnology. Proteins/polypeptides are promising polymers for such purposes. Here, the behavior of mesenchymal stem cells on synthetic peptide-based fibers spun from water onto glass has been analyzed with regard to overall cell morphology, stress fibers patterns and adhesive contact location, density and composition. The results provide a foundation for investigating the controlled differentiation of stem cells in vitro on electrospun scaffolds.
Title: Hierarchically Structured Electrospun Fibers: A Review
Author: Nicole Zander
Affiliation: Weapons and Materials Research Directorate, US Army Research Laboratory, 2800 Powder Mill Road, Adelphi, MD 20783, USA; E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract: Although the traditional electrospun nanofibers have a myriad of applications ranging from scaffolds for tissue engineering to components of biosensors and energy harvesting devices, many novel applications are limited due to their generally smooth 1-dimensional structure. Here, new techniques to prepare hierarchically structured fibers, including helical, buckled, and beads-on-a-string fibers, as well as fibers with secondary structures such as nanopores, nanopillars and nanorods, and their applications will be discussed. These new materials are expected to possess unique optical, electrical and mechanical properties with possible applications for negative refractive index materials, sensors, superhydrophobic materials, drug delivery, MEMS devices and highly stretchable/high tensile strength materials.
Last update: 25 May 2012